The privilege of Peter the Prince of Moldavia graunted
to the English Marchants.
PETER by the grace of God prince of Valachia and Moldavia
we signifie by these presents to all and singuler
persons, whom it doth or shall concerne, that we have
made this agreement with the worthy gentleman William
Hareborne Ambassador of the right high and mighty
prince, the Lady Elizabeth by the grace of God Queene
of England, France and Ireland
, with the most puissant
and mightie Emperour of the Turkes : To witte, that
from hencefoorth it shalbe lawfull for her highnesse subjects and all her Marchants, to remaine, converse, buy,
sel, bargaine and exercise all such things, as the trade of
marchandise, and humane societie and use requireth,
without any hinderance or let: the right of our Custome
alwayes reserved; That is, that they pay three ducats
upon all such things as amount to the price of one
hundred ducats. Which by this our ordinance we command to be surely and firmely observed;
For the more
assured testimony whereof, our seale is hereunto annexed.
Given in our Campe the 27. of the moneth of August in
the yeere of our Lord 1588.